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Two Chairs No Waiting 106: Who’s Barber Shop or Bank Book Is It?

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:16:08

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To start the show, we have a fun bit of “Mayberry in real life” from a listener who wrote in and sent us some photos of his encounter. We’re following that up with a voice mail Mayberry Days memory from Tom and then we’re back to the bank book.

The issue that keeps raising it’s head is “who’s bank book was Andy looking at, his own or Parnell Rigsby’s, when he said, “Ain’t that the saddest bank book you ever saw?” Andy took the bank book out of the same cigar box that he had been keeping Mr. Rigsby’s change purse. I, and many others, have always believed that to be Andy’s bank book BUT there are also a lot of folks that think that it was Mr. Rigsby’s bank book.

I did two episodes of the Two Chairs No Waiting podcast (episodes 74 & 75) on that exact subject and I continue to receive feedback on this topic.

I did screen shots but you can’t tell from them who’s bank book it actually is. Only that there is gold or silver embossed logo/writing on the cover. It certainly appears to be a Savings Account type deposit book from a bank and it certainly not a checkbook ledger.

Does anyone happen to have a copy of the script for “Opie’s Fortune” (#136 season 5)? If so, perhaps it would have stage direction as to who’s bank book Andy is taking from the drawer. Your assistance would be wonderful.

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  • Tim Bradshaw February 10, 2013, 10:27 am

    I still think it is Andy’s bank book or savings book. His comment about it is consistant with his being humble. I have made similar remarks on occasions to my bank account to friends in light hearted conversation.

  • Tim Bradshaw February 10, 2013, 10:36 am

    Oh, also on this podcast relating to relationship between Mayberry and Mt Airy, I feel reseted that Andy’s remarks at the statue unveiling at Mt Airy pretty well said it. In reading “Goober in a Nutshell” George Lindsey once said that Andy was sued in one instance for using someones name of the show. This may be the reason why for many years it was sort of a denial that Mayberry was taken from Mt Airy. It is unmistaking that we know for a fact that certain names of places, etc. were used such as Snappy’s Lunch. As for Mt Pilot (Actually Pilot Mtn)…this reminds me of a tour in one of the hollywood stuidos at the sign shop at Paramount. One of the supervisors in the sign shop told us that they many times use a name or logo very similar to a real thing but there is alway at least a 25% difference, for example They show us a sign of a credit card like you see on so many cafe glass doors. This one was made to look just like the familar “American Express” and when you first look at it, your brain reads American Express, but if you looked at it closer it actually read (American Excess) HA! So…..I believe that Andy was just being careful not ot let people know for sure that Mayberry was not Mt Airy for legal reasons…at the statue unveling, I believe he felt that enough time had passed that he could relax on the issue and he proudly stated the similarities of his hometown and that he wanted the show to represent at least “The Old North State” Makes me very proud to be a native Tarheel !

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